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Recently when I was helping my Aunt Dot move from her apartment, I stumbled across this photograph. For me, it was a heart-warming find: my dear, sweet mother and best friend — Janice Land — along with a previous generation from our string of dogs. From left to right, there is Rosa, Adeline Sullivan, and Kirby (A.K.A. Senator Kirby Kong on the Appalachian Trail). What fun we had!

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Summer 1999

Photos from our talks at the Eiteljorg Museum’s Exhibit — DOGS: Faithful and True —have been trickling into my INBOX. Here are a few…

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Future musher, Katelyn Harvey, looks like a pro behind my Iditarod sled.

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Noggin receiving some loving at Friday’s Eiteljorg school talks.

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Thank you to everyone who attended our presentations. Noggin and I enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones. See you up the trail!

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Noggin and I visited the awesome Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis last Monday for a TV taping for Pet Pals TV with Patty Spitler. We were there to promote the Eiteljorg’s new exhibit — DOGS: FAITHFUL AND TRUE.

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Honestly, Noggin was a little bored with all of the preparations leading up to her big television debut. But, thankfully, when the cameras started rolling Noggin rallied like she’s the next Marilyn Monroe. I was just happy my often-overly-relaxed husky actually stood up for the entire 2-minute interview!

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Karen Land and Noggin with Patty Spitler and Pet Pals TV.

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Noggin is finally starting to get the hang of posing for photographs which was a good thing last Thursday night at our talk in Hope, Indiana. We had a fun crowd at the Bartholomew County Public Library (Hope branch) and everyone wanted shots with Noggin, the rowdy star, who for once didn’t snooze on her bed the entire talk, but instead browsed the aisles looking for a good book. She is a VERY smart dog, you know!

A big hug and thank you to our friends, Sue and Larry and GOAT, for stopping in and surprising us. We always love seeing you. Goat, Romano’s brother, is quite the sweet talker and has the most creative vocabulary of ANY dog I know. Noggin was quite impressed!